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Mr. Smith from Bakersfield CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kern Robotics and Beyond!

Help me give my students the tools they need to improve both their individual robotics teams as well as the league that we are helping host.

  • $1,306 goal

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My Students

My students study physics and engineering. We also have a large focus on robotics as a way to apply STEM principles in an engaging way. As we expand our program, there is a need to expand our inventory of parts to keep up with this demand.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and are all bright and capable of great things.

Recently, there has been a sharp upturn in students who cannot afford to bring the necessary materials and need our help. They study physics and engineering and need access to the expanded support technology that we can provide. They compete in regional events in engineering design and physics and cannot do so without these tools. My students are dedicated and spend countless hours before and after school as well as at lunch working on their projects. As they work on more advanced projects, we need to be able to have access to the parts that we do have.

My Project

My students build robots as part of their STEM education, through both Physics, Robotics, and PLTW Engineering/Computer Science. They learn both through classroom and competition.

Our region has seen an explosion in teams that participate in robotics and our league must grow to accommodate those changes.

With these robotics parts, students will be able to learn more advanced programming and building techniques. To keep these parts organized and available for all the students, we need to add these resources to our classroom.

We have worked very hard to work with other grants to get the parts, but now we need a way to keep them accessible. Very few things are as exciting for a teacher as when the students see their projects start to work for the first time. These students have the chance to grow and learn with these wonderful projects. Just give them the chance.

Mr. Smith
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pelican 0350 Case With Foam (Desert Tan) • Amazon Business $299.95 1 $299.95
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam • Amazon Business $49.99 3 $149.97
❤ HITRENDS Surge Protector Power Strip 6 Outlets with 6 USB Charging Ports, USB Extension Cord, 1625W/13A Multiplug for Multiple Devices Smartphone Tablet Laptop Computer (6ft, white) • Amazon Business $21.99 4 $87.96
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - 32 GB Edition • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
PowerBear Micro USB Cable [2-Pack] 6ft Fast Charge Premium Micro USB [2.4A] with Gold Plated Connectors and Braided High Strength Nylon - Red [24 Month Warranty] • Amazon Business $8.95 8 $71.60
Real Premium Grade Gaffer Tape By GafferPower Made in the USA Black (Also Available in Multiple Colors) 2 Inch X 30 Yards Heavy Duty Gaffer's Tape • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
iMBAPrice USB 3.0 Extender - 15 Feet SuperSpeed USB 3.0 A Male to USB 3.0 A Female Extension Cable (Black) • Amazon Business $8.49 6 $50.94
Alliance Rubber 37646#64 Non-Latex Rubber Bands, 1 lb box contains approx. 380 bands (3 1/2" x 1/4", Orange) • Amazon Business $8.29 4 $33.16
ETA hand2mind 12-inch Rainbow Plastic Safe-T Rulers (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
INSTEN USB 2.0 Extension Cable - A Male to A Female M/F Extender Cord - 25 Feet(7.62 Meters), Black • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
❤ Charging Station 8-Port USB Charging Hub 50W/10A Multi Port USB Charger Hub for Multiple Devices (6ft Cord, White) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Gorilla 6035180 Tape, Black Duct Tape, 1.88" x 35 yd, Black, (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $8.47 2 $16.94
Nylon Rope (1/8 inch) Solid Braid - SGT KNOTS - Multipurpose Braided Utility Cord Line - High Strength - Commercial, Anchors, Crafts, Blocks, Pulleys, Towing, Cargo, Tie-Downs (100 feet - Red) • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
SOFT&COM 6 Pack RJ45 Coupler, Ethernet Cable Extender Adapter for Cat7 Cat6 Cat5e Ethernet Cable Coupler (Black-6 Pack) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches and LEDs (HB-UM43) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Premium Quality Spike Tape • 1/2 in. x 36 yds.• 6 Mil Thick / 3-color pack - Red, Blue & Yellow • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sabrent 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches and LEDs (HB-UMLS) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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